Midweek Prem stats: Arsenal 100 goals up; Coutinho equals record

Date published: Wednesday 5th April 2017 10:54 - James Marshment

We take a look at the Opta Stats to emerge from Wednesday’s Premier League games, including 100-goal up Arsenal and how Philippe Coutinho equalled a long-standing record.


Arsenal 3 West Ham 0

Arsenal became the first Premier League side to score 100 goals in all competitions this season (currently 101).

Theo Walcott has scored more Premier League goals against West Ham than he has vs any other side (6).

Slaven Bilic’s side have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 12 away Premier League games.

Arsenal have won both Premier League games against West Ham in a season on 10 occasions – more than they have against any other side.

No player has made more errors leading to a goal than Darren Randolph this season (3, level with Simon Francis and John Stones).

Mesut Ozil has scored and assisted in the same Premier League game for the second time this season, with the other game being the reverse fixture against the Hammers.

Olivier Giroud has scored more Premier League goals as a substitute than any other player this season (5).

Emiliano Martinez has kept a clean sheet in three of the four Premier League games he’s started for Arsenal.



Hull City 4-2 Middlesbrough

Marco Silva is unbeaten in his last 40 home matches as manager in league competition (W33 D7 L0) – a run stretching over three years.

Indeed, Hull are now unbeaten in seven Premier League home games – their longest ever such run in the competition.

Middlesbrough scored more goals in the opening 45 minutes of this match than they had in their previous eight away Premier League matches combined.

Abel Hernandez scored and assisted a goal in the same Premier League match for the first time.

Oumar Niasse has scored five goals in his last six games at the KCOM Stadium in all competitions, with Hull winning on each occasion.

Alvaro Negredo has been involved in 60% of Middlesbrough’s 10 away goals in the Premier League this season (3 goals, 3 assists).

Four of Hull’s last six Premier League wins have been from behind. Indeed, they’ve won back-to-back top-flight games from behind for the first time.

No Premier League match this season has seen more first-half goals than this fixture tonight (5, level with Crystal Palace v Liverpool).


Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace

Saints have lost just one of their last 14 home league meetings with Crystal Palace (W10 D3), winning the last six in a row.

This was Sam Allardyce’s first ever Premier League defeat away to Southampton at St. Mary’s (W2 D6 L1).

Southampton have won 63% of their Premier League games against Crystal Palace (10 of 16); their best win rate against a side they’ve faced 10+ times.

Christian Benteke has scored five goals in his last five Premier League games versus Southampton, three of those coming for Crystal Palace.

Nine of Benteke’s 11 Premier League goals this season have been away from home.

Nathan Redmond has scored six Premier League goals this season; his joint-best return in a top-flight season (also 2015/16).

Three of Maya Yoshida’s four Premier League goals have come against sides from London (one vs Crystal Palace, two vs West Ham).

James Ward-Prowse has scored more Premier League goals in 2016-17 (4) than in his previous four seasons combined (3).


Swansea City 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur


Tottenham Hotspur (29) have won more points in 2017 than any other Premier League team (W9 D2 L1).

Spurs have won 17 points from losing positions in the Premier League this season; more than any other side in the competition.

In fact, under Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham have won 53 points from losing positions – 13 more than any other Premier League side in that time.

Swansea have never beaten Tottenham in 12 matches in the Premier League, drawing two and losing 10.

No Premier League team has scored more 90th minute winning goals this season than Tottenham (3 – level with Arsenal).

Dele Alli has been involved in 13 goals in 12 Premier League games for Tottenham in 2017 so far (9 goals, 4 assists).

Alli has yet to lose a Premier League game in which he has scored, winning 16 and drawing five. Christian Eriksen has been directly involved in 10 goals in his seven Premier League games against Swansea (6 goals, 4 assists).

Wayne Routledge made his 182nd Premier League appearance for Swansea City; more than any other player in the competition.

Routledge scored his first Premier League goal at the Liberty Stadium since Dec 2014, ending a run of 33 apps there without one.


Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City

Eden Hazard is the first Chelsea player to score home and away against Man City in the PL since Salomon Kalou in 2007-08.

Hazard now has 10 Premier League goals at Stamford Bridge this season – more than any other player. This is the second time he’s reach double figures at home in the PL, after netting 10 there in 2013-14.

Sergio Aguero has now scored nine goals in his last nine appearances for Manchester City in all competitions.

Aguero has scored five goals at Stamford Bridge as an away player in the Premier League – the only player with more is Robin van Persie (6), while Craig Bellamy also has five.

Pep Guardiola has suffered six league defeats as Manchester City boss this season – his highest tally in a single league season as a manager.

This is the first time that Guardiola has lost both home and away against the same opponent in a single league season as a manager.


Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth

Liverpool have scored 41 goals in 16 Premier League games at Anfield this season (average of 2.56 goals per game) – only in the 2013/14 season have they averaged more goals at home (2.79 goals per game).

Premier League games involving Liverpool this season have seen 105 goals; the most of any team in the division.

The Reds have won just two points in four Premier League games without Sadio Mane appearing this season (W0 D2 L2).

Bournemouth have lost more points than any other Premier League team from winning positions so far during this campaign (20 – level with West Ham).

No Brazilian has scored more Premier League goals than Philippe Coutinho (29 – level with Juninho).

Josh King has doubled his Premier League goal tally from last season (6) with 12 goals, scoring nine goals in his last 10 Premier League appearances for the Cherries

Roberto Firmino is the first Liverpool player to assist in three consecutive Premier League games at Anfield since Luis Suarez in February 2014.

13 of Roberto Firmino’s 15 goal involvements this season have come at Anfield (7 goals, 6 assists), including each of his assists.

Divock Origi now has 10 goals in all comps for Liverpool this season – only Sadio Mane (13) has more for the club

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